The Iridium GO! gives you access to technology even in remote locations by creating a backcountry WiFi hotspot for multiple smartphones.
While the new waxless technologies are mostly in Nordic race skis and high end touring skis, we see promise for their future use in backcountry skis as well.
The E-620 is the lightest mid-sized or "crop sensor" format DSLR with all the functionality and image quality for serious backcountry still photography - even in difficult situations like handheld shots in low morning and evening light.
Garmin trumpets the addition of a camera to this gadget, but are the improvement they DON'T mention even more impressive?
ACR's newest and lightest PLB includes a high performance GPS receiver, 5 Watt 406 MHz distress signal transmission, 121.5 MHz homing capability, and a high intensity LED strobe.
New lighter and smaller SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
Personal locator devices (PLDs) are a hot, rapidly evolving area for the outdoor market. An overview of where we think it's headed (and why).
National Geographic TOPO! Explorer Mapping and Magellan Triton Series GPS (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
National Geographic Maps web-based TOPO! Explorer (NG TEX) aims to be the iTunes of electronic mapping.
Virtual Pack: Garmin eTrex Vista HCx with Mapsource Topo 2008
With the addition of a new ‘H’ high sensitivity receiver, the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS sets a new benchmark for GPS performance in difficult reception areas
A pedometer based navigational watch that does away with the foot pod.
Full US coverage with USGS 1:24K digital downloadable maps are available for Magellen and DeLorme GPS units.
An utralight monopole shelter that requires no trekking poles sets up with as little as two stakes
Finally a compact Caldera Cone Stove System!
Inov-8 improves on its most popular shoes. They are lighter with more cushion.
Techniques, gear and clothing to keep your pack light and a smile on your face during continuous days of rain.
If you can fit your gear into 30 liters, for 1 pound 5 ounces you get a bomber pack with almost every conceivable feature (except a frame).
These two outstanding tents vie for the title of best two-person ultralight single-wall shelter – which one has the edge?
Possibly the finest 2-pound two-person shelter on the market - providing you don't intend to use it above tree line in intense winds.
NEMO claims to have found an eVENT replacement for their waterproof breathable tents